All The Horses
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Its estimated that a quarter of the UK adult population will bet on the Crabbie’s sponsored Grand National in 2015. Most people will have a small each-way bet on a horse they fancy for no other reason then they like the name. Of course there’s nothing wrong with picking a horse for that reason, as pre-race favourites have a dire record in the race.
The Grand National is famed for its unpredictable nature and rightly so, in the past century five 100/1 shots have triumphed over the famous fences. However, the Grand National is far less of a lottery than many people believe. Trends and statistics have emerged over the last 20 years which can help you identify those runners who have the potential to run a big race. Whether you decide to follow the trends and stats or choose your horse based on its name, silk colour or jockey riding we can tell you everything you need to know about this year’s hopefuls.
A TV audience in excess of 10 million will tune in to watch the drama of the 2015 Grand National unfold on the 11th of April at 4:15pm. Along with those watching at home a 70,000 strong crowd will be at Aintree racecourse to cheer on the horses from the first fence to the final furlong.
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Odds, form and ratings for all the horses in this year’s race.
Added the Irish Grand National to his growing collection of trophies in 2014, a haul which also includes a Novice Chase win at Aintree. Speculation is mounting that champion jockey AP McCoy who recently shocked the racing world with news of his impending retirement will partner Shutthefrontdoor for is last ride at Aintree. The current odds reflect how formidable this pairing could be.
NO.14 | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 12461-1 | WEIGHT: 11-02 | AGE: 8 | TRAINER: J. O’NEILL
Finished 5th in the 2014 National and capable of going even better in 2015 but he will carry a higher weight this time round. Pulled up last time out in the Hennessy Gold Cup but that remains the only blot on his copybook.
NO. 10 | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 225-2P | WEIGHT: 11-03 | AGE: 9 | TRAINER: P. NICHOLLS
Second in the 2014 Grand National and based on that performance you’d expect him to go close again. Raised a few pounds by the handicapper for the 2015 renewal but that shouldn’t be a major concern for this smart chaser. Despite the short odds each-way punters could still see a profit if they back the King.
NO.12 | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 112-F11 | WEIGHT: 11-02 | AGE: 11 | TRAINER: P. HOBBS
Odds on Unioniste tumbled after a good win at Sandown was followed up with a third place in the Betfair Denman Chase at Newbury. He’s already won twice at Aintree including a Novices’ Chase in 2012. However, the fact remains it’s been over 75 years since a horse this young has won the Grand National.
NO. 6 | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 38-613 | WEIGHT: 11-06 | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: P. NICHOLLS
A Winner of the Kim Muir H’Cap Chase at Cheltenham in 2014 Spring Heeled has been handed a fair weight for the Grand National but with an entry into the Gold Cup in March it remains to be seen if he’ll contest both races.
NO.23 | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 8015-4 | WEIGHT: 10-12 | AGE: 8 | TRAINER: J. CULLOTY
Winner of the Scottish Grand National back in 2013, and scored a 2nd place in the same race a year later. Godsmejudge is one of only a few horses entered into this year’s National to have won at four miles plus. However, he was pulled up at Doncaster in January, his only outing since finishing 3rd at Sandown in April 2014.
NO.36 | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: PP23-P | WEIGHT: 10-08 | AGE: 9 | TRAINER: ALAN KING
A case of “always the bridesmaid – never the bride” for Merry King, having placed in the Hennessy Gold Cup (twice), the Scottish Grand National (twice) and The Peter Marsh Chase. On-the-nose backers might want to look elsewhere, but eachway punters could make merry with the king. Remember Paddy Power payout to five places!
NO. 48 | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: P4-33P | WEIGHT: 10-05 | AGE: 8 | TRAINER: JONJO O’NEILL
The Grand National winner in 2014 has been given an extra 8lbs to carry this time round and that weight is likely to rise as other horses get withdrawn, back-to-back wins are not impossible but it seems unlikely Pineau De Re will repeat his success of 12 months ago.
NO.19 | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 31-0P8 | WEIGHT: 11-00 | AGE: 12 | TRAINER: DR R NEWLAND
A 40/1 winner of the Scottish Grand National in 2014, Al Co is a solid horse who can go the distance but is not on form this season and from two starts has finished last at Haydock and pulled up in the Becher Chase.
NO.34 | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 201-0P | WEIGHT: 10-08 | AGE: 10 | TRAINER: P. BOWEN
Unseated his jockey in 2014 but previously ran a cracker in 2013 coming third and has been given a lot less weight in 2015 which will help his chances. Having a good season so far and no doubt he’ll be a popular selection with punters.
NO.41 | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 28U-14 | WEIGHT: 10-07 | AGE: 11 | TRAINER: R. CURTIS
Odds Updated 27/02/2015
We give each horse a rating based on how closely it matches the past trends and statistics of previous winners.
Unlikely to mount a serious challenge.
Could place with a slice of luck.
A strong eachway chance and could even win it.
For many people the Grand National 2015 will be about the long-shot, that elusive 100/1 winner that will give you a bumper pay day. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that the average odds of the winner horse over the last 20 years is 20/1.
Finding a winner in the Grand National is difficult but not impossible. Over the race’s long history, patterns and trends have emerged and these can help us find a horse which statistically has a better chance than most.
Important factors to consider when assessing the runners chances are – age, weight and form. Historically winners have fallen into a narrow band of statistics which should allow you, at the very least, to discount over half of the runners as potential winners. Here’s a few characteristics that many past winners share…
Once you’ve eliminate the horses that don’t fit into the stats you should have a shortlist of potential winners. You can then dig deeper into the horses form and narrow your list down further using factors like jumping ability and performances over similar distances. If that sounds like too much hard work, then try our tips page where we’ve narrowed down the runners for you. Remember Paddy Power is paying up to 5 places on eachway bets, along with a FREE BET offer for new customers.